Alt Mixed Berry & Apple Soft Drink

Alt is a rel­at­ively new brand of soft drink that mar­kets itself as ‘soft drink done dif­fer­ently’, by which they mean it uses only 2.4% sug­ar from real fruit juice, it’s nat­ur­ally sweetened with plan based stevia, and it uses no arti­fi­cial col­ours or fla­vours. This one here is the Alt Mixed Berry & Apple Soft Drink.

The soft drink is a trans­lu­cent deep red col­our with an intensely sweet gen­er­ic berry nose and mod­er­ate car­bon­a­tion. Served chilled, sim­il­arly intensely sweet berry fla­vour — mainly rasp­berry, although the ingredi­ents list cran­berry and black­cur­rant also — come through ahead of lightly acid­ic apple notes before devel­op­ing with an over­whelm­ing sweet­ness in the body that recalls grape fla­voured cough syr­up. A bit­ter­sweet fin­ish char­ac­ter­ist­ic of stevia sweetened drinks lingers in the after­taste with the berry notes. Generally, I’m not a fan of this fla­vour, though the oth­ers may fare bet­ter.

This bottle of Alt Mixed Berry & Apple Soft Drink con­tained 1 litre. It was pro­duced in Australia and pur­chased in Sydney, Australia in 2017.